1. [ noun ] (psychology) an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)

"they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"

Related terms: emblem ID chevron rosette black_belt blue_ribbon insignia stripe merit_badge
2. [ noun ] any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)

"wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"

Related terms: feature
3. [ verb ] put a badge on

"The workers here must be badged"

Related terms: tag
Similar spelling:   Bates